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Home Selling in Charlottesville : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Ben Maton asked:
I had hay home listed with an agent through the end of November. I want to list my home on Trulia as "For Sale By Owner" but cannot because it still comes up on Trulia as listed…
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Fri Jun 10, 2016
Susankyner asked:
Zillow added my posting to Trulia, but when I edit the Zillow post, the edits do NOT show up on Trulia. I've changed my pics and description on Zillow, and they stay the same on Trulia.…
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Sun May 22, 2016
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Anne Oliver answered:
Good morning Erika,

I have another suggestion I'd like to share with you. If you need to sel the home you're in before buying another home you can make your offer on a new home, contingent on the sale of your property. ... more
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
27 showings and an offer, not too bad and you seem to be happy with all other that is related to marketing and selling your home, you know patience may be all you need and the one right buyer
who is pre-approved with a nice size down payment.....

May be they are like a needle in a haystack..... So all you and your Realtor can do, is make it easy to be shown, and spread the word as best as your Realtor is able to do.....

May be an incentive for the buyer to pay some of the closing costs for the buyer, may help
some buyers, but then they are also not the ones with the nice size down payment.

You could try some curb appeal changes if that is possible it sounds that all is perfect just the perfect buyer has not yet shown up.... Now you say the price is right, may be reducing it to another level
will bring in a different group of buyers.

Let's say you are listed at 355 K and now you are going down to 349 if before buyers or their agents were looking for 350 to 450 K now that you are at 349 You will get a new group looking
in the 250 to 350 or 300 to 350 range, just an example of course discuss it with your Realtor
and trust her advice she knows what is going on in your neighborhood, also if new homes have
come on the market may be you want to have a look at them with her, to determine if you are
still priced right or let's say competitively....

Good Luck to you, you seem to be sellers wonderful to work with and you seem to appreciate your Realtor and all she is doing to get your home sold. Good for you both :)
@Properties North Shore, 30 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, Il. 60093
covering the city of Chicago, all N and NW suburbs and the fine homes of the North Shore
Edith always works in the very BEST interest of her clients, Buyers, Sellers and Investors alike and she certainly goes the x-tra Mile with a Smile for all her clients with experience and market expertise

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Sun May 27, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
You really should connect with an experienced local Realtor, someone you trust and someone who will honestly put the facts of your market in front of you, not someone just wanting to list your home.
Once you know all the facts, homes similar to yours that have recently sold, those currently on the
market competing with yours once yours gets listed...... That Realtor will also be able to let you know
what the rental market in your area will allow you to rent your home, careful though rentals do not always rent right away, the maintenance, insurance etc. is still yours incl. taxes, and you may have the
home between renters without a renter for several months....

Once you find that Realtor.... and you understand what your financial outlook is if and when listing your home, you of course want to use that particular Realtor to list your home, market and advertise it
as you then will have discussed already.
Good Luck to you.. YourRealtor4Life! Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients Covering for her Brokerage @Properties the city of Chicago, all N and NW suburbs and the fine homes on the NorthShore, and with partner agents every State in the US and properties worldwide.
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Sat May 5, 2012
"Charles" McDonald answered:
Charlottesville is a wonderful area with many fine homes.
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Tue Dec 21, 2010
Wallace S. Gibson CPM answered:
There are 2 sections of Briarwood * the NEWER section is near to GE FANUC and are larger and have garages. The older units in the section with the smaller units were built over 25 years ago ... more
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
Jan Shiflett answered:
Georgetown Greene are townhouses not condo's. I recently sold one there which will be an upscale furnished property. The location is great. Several of the properties need to be updated. ... more
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Tue Mar 2, 2010
The Mulhern Home Team answered:
You have a valid hardship for a short sale - just be prepared for them to ask for a promissory note or repayment of the shortage. Although not ideal, if you are financially going to a better position it may be worth the opportunity to get out of a negative investment. Use a qualified short sale agent that has a plan. I also suggest using an agent that has a team to negotiate their short sales. Our team has negotiated with the banks and handled short sales, but it is extremely easier and more efficient when we use our attorneys to negotiate for our clients. It allows us to do what we do best, sell the home, and allows our clients to have representation. We do not service your area of Virginia, but there should not be a fee to have an agent handle your transaction and; at least with our team, we pay for the attorneys to represent our clients. I suggest putting everything on paper and see what the best option is - just keep in mind that they will most likely not forgive your debt, but ask for something in return.

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Mon Dec 14, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I think your client can refuse to work with anyone he wants. I think your broker will get this worked out, though. Try to get your seller to calm down. He needs to make logical decisions, not emotional ones. I, on the other hand, am OUTRAGED. I can't believe this happened to you - I am sorry. Please let us know what happens. ... more
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Wed Dec 9, 2009
Kelly Ceppa answered:
You need a good real estate attorney and a tax advisor. Most real estate agents will not be able to help you, including me. If you are in Charlottesville, let me recommend to you Randy Ralston, Esq. He is a tax attorney and a real estate attorney. He can help you with the transaction and with the tax questions and management. Happy new home to you and your sister! ... more
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Fri Jun 19, 2009
Don Tepper answered:
Same disclaimer: Not a lawyer.

Though you say "Our management company sees themselves as representing both sides," I kind of doubt that. Though I'm a Realtor, I use some specialized agents to rent out a property I own. And they wouldn't considering themselves as "representing both sides." True, there's the standard language in the listing agreement, similar to yours, saying that if I sell (under certain conditions), I owe a 6% commission. The intent is that they'd act as a listing agent, not under dual agency.

In that case--and likely in your case (non-lawyer disclaimer), the commission would be split just as it would be in most sales. You'd owe the 6% to the listing agent. That agent, in turn, would share that commission with the agent representing the buyers.

Further--again, not a lawyer--you'd have no contractual agreement with your friend's (or buyer's) agent. You've never promised to pay him a dime. All you've probably done is promised to pay your management company a 6% commission. Whatever agreement your friend (or other buyer) might have with his agent is none of your concern. You've promised nothing to the other agent; you owe nothing to the other agent.

Finally, keep two things in mind: (1) All commissions are negotiable. Ask to have that 6% lowered, if you so choose. The management company may or may not agree. (2) Contracts are negotiable. My rental property is in Virginia (if that makes any difference) and we've modified that provision in the listing agreement in certain ways so that, under various conditions, if the property is sold we are not obligated to use the agents who handled the rental and we are not obligated to pay them. So: Don't accept (or agree to) a contract you're not happy with.

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Wed Apr 1, 2009
ValorieLynn answered:
The ones that have actually SOLD range from $225K - $282K. I'm showing a client on Friday the townhomes that are going to be completed soon at Abington Place that are selling in the low $230K's. They are pretty homes and their development at Cherry Hill already sold out. I think the newer townhomes in that area are a great investment! ... more
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